Jesus Ortiz Rocha passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Watsonville Community Hospital on August 6, 2019. He was 87.
Mr. Ortiz Rocha was a resident of this community for about 50 years. He was a hard worker who loved his job as a field worker in the artichoke harvest and was a good provider for his family. He liked to watch boxing matches on television and listen to music and especially take long rides on his bicycle. Mr. Ortiz Rocha was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.
Jesus Ortiz Rocha is survived by his wife, Juana Ortiz of 67 years; four sons, Jose, Jesus, David, and Gerardo Ortiz; four daughters, Angela, Elena, Leonor, and Alma Ortiz; 23 grandchildren and 29 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel on August 12th, Monday from 5 to 9 pm with the rosary recited at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians on August 13th, Tuesday at 10 am with burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery.
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